Consolation and empathy helps stressed-out chimps, study finds
For most folks, a nice hug and some sympathy can help a bit after we get pushed around. Turns out, chimpanzees use hugs and kisses the same way.Aww, a chimp group hug. Isn't that cute.
And it works. Researchers studying people's closest genetic relatives found that stress was reduced in chimps that were victims of aggression if a third chimp stepped in to offer consolation.
Speaking of lawsuits, that's an AP item I linked, and since I don't want them on my ass, you know where to read the rest.